Forensic Biology - Specialist (Science)

Limited Enrolment — Admission into the Forensic Biology program is by special application ONLY. To be considered for admission into the program, ALL students, including students admitted into the 1st year Forensic Science category, MUST submit a direct online FSC application, upon completing the minimum program entry requirements. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission into the program.

Minimum Requirements:

  1. Completion of 4.0 credits; including 3.0 science credits
  2. Completion of BIO152H5 with 65% or better and BIO153H5 with 65% or better
  3. Completion of CHM110H5 with 65% or better and CHM120H5 with 65% or better
  4. Completion of ( MAT132H5, MAT134H5) / ( MAT135H5, MAT136H5) / MAT134Y5 / MAT135Y5 / MAT137Y5 / MAT157Y5
  5. Completion of FSC239Y5 with 70% or better.
  6. A minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average of at least 3.0. The actual minimum CGPA requirement varies from year to year but is never lower than 3.0

Application for admission into the program for ALL students can be found at:

Forensic Science Applications Open: March 1 of each year

Forensic Science Application Deadline: May 1 of each year

A minimum of 16.0 credits are required.

First Year: BIO152H5, BIO153H5; CHM110H5, CHM120H5; FSC239Y5; ( MAT132H5, MAT134H5) / ( MAT135H5, MAT136H5) / MAT134Y5 / MAT135Y5 / MAT137Y5 / MAT157Y5; PHY136H5, PHY137H5

Second Year: BIO206H5, BIO207H5, BIO259H5, ( BIO208H5, BIO209H5)/ FSC316H5; CHM242H5, CHM243H5; FSC271H5

Third and Fourth Years:

  1. BIO362H5; CHM361H5; ( FSC300H5, FSC302H5)/( FSC210H5, FSC303H5;), FSC315H5, FSC330H5, FSC335H5, FSC340H5, FSC360H5
  2. BIO458H5/​ BIO372H5/​ BIO341H5; FSC415H5, FSC416H5, FSC481Y5/​( FSC482H5, FSC483H5/​ FSC485H5)
  3. 0.5 additional credits from: BIO341H5, BIO374H5, FSC307H5, FSC350H5, FSC370H5, FSC371H5, FSC401H5, FSC402H5, FSC406H5, FSC407H5


  1. The program requirements in effect at the time the student is admitted to the program must be met in order to fulfill the degree requirements.
  2. Prospective students already holding a degree in Biology, may not complete the Forensic Biology Specialist Program due to the overlap of course content already completed in their first specialty.
  3. Students without pre- and co-requisites or written permission of the instructor can be de-registered from courses at any time.
  4. Once a student has been admitted into a FSC program, written authorization from the Forensic Science program advisor MUST be obtained for any request of change in a student's area of study within the Forensic Science program.